To store unicodes in dynalist and get a drop down menu, just create a series of tags which include the ones you want with a fixed prefix which you only use for this purpose e.g.:
etc etc (@* will bring a drop down menu of these three which you can choose from)
The slight downside with this approach is you need to delete the @* star sign if you want the unicode by itself, and of course with a macro program like phrase express you can store them more directly, however this has the advantage of making them available on mobile and if you regularly operate on other computers which don’t have a macro program etc
‘Computer work’ has become it’s own category (generally I prefer to have no more than four of these for each ‘punctuation’ as that is all the dynalist drop down menu will allow without pressing the ‘show all’ menu, which slows things down) with four sub categories based on difficulty:
.#- (The hardest work requiring a lot of brain power / 100% focus)
.#- (Medium difficulty (Not ‘oh god’ that horrible piece of work, but still challenging)
.#-(Very easy / unchallenging work but not quite mindless (I wouldn’t be able to process a radio show at the same time)
.#-(Literally mindless work like data entry I can do while listening to e.g. a radio show)
I find this extremely helpful for my working day as I tend to plan my day to alternate between levels of difficulty to keep myself from going insane.
this is the list. later you can add emojis to all your documents simply writing the object in tag.
I have it in spanish but you can copy it if you like
you could do your own version with english tags https://dynalist.io/d/en8JRAp8CReowdVdpfl3DWzw
I’m starting to treat my dynalsit docs like I do with graphic design / adobe indesign
I find this unicode library to be interesting to me
◆ ►◆ ★ ◗▬▸▮
I think I am moving away from this ✪ , too distracting (too many colors)
I’m moving towards merging more bulletpoints of information together, and using those symbols in place of periods. So I can read through a snippet of text easier.
I had to do some hiring for work and sometimes I talk to interesting candidates, alot of times I’ll learn a lot of weird interesting things and workflows (sometimes, I incorporate those ideas into my own), so I took some notes on things I learned about HVAC, this is how i formatted those notes using unicode symbols like ▲. side note: I normally use these hiring session timeframes / notes to conduct surveys as well about the local economy, what companies do in the area, surveys on which hiring service like indeed works best, etc. So I have a system set up ahead of time on where I will put these notes in dynalist
Normally I would write and tag these notes in evernote… but I haven’t touched evernote in like several months. I’m still not sure what formatting unicodes I like best yet to use in dynalist, I am super picky about how my document looks overall. I try to make it highly readable as possible, while still retaining a lot of information
There are lots of programs which provide text replacement (e.g. you type hm and the unicode appears) - I have a blackberry phone which has this baked in - on chrome there’s textblaze and for desktop phrase express